Telephone Wires, Tom Lincoln, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, 3D

Telephone Wires. Spray paint on artificial brick. 48 x 72 in. 2011.


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In my collaboration with artist and psychologist Dr. Tracy Steen, our artwork asks the question, "What is the best life?" Current projects explore (1) the intertwined paths of couples, (2) aspects of the word “leviathan” and the human relationship with the mysteries of the deep, including references to leviathan in scripture, philosophy, literature, and art, and (3) dreams about flying, invoking images of American and family history.

Sitting Lion, Tom Lincoln and Tracy Steen, Baltimore, Philadelphia, 3D


In this project, Dr. Steen and I explored the meaning of monuments. Who among us is worthy of a monument? How can we best memorialize great actions and great people? Should monuments have an expiration date? The Wharton School, the business school of the University of Pennsylvania, granted Monument a Social Media Leadership Award, recognizing the project as an example of how to use social media to promote a more unified world.


Does your image on the internet reflect who you really are? If not, Dr. Steen and I can help. We can create an online presence that reflects the real you. TNT Content & Design is an art, design, and image consulting firm I co-founded with Dr. Steen. We provide the one-stop shop you need for design, social media strategy, marketing, and writing. We can also produce commissioned portraits.

Among other projects, we have assisted Prof. David J. Reibstein of Wharton in the creation and promotion of the Best Countries rankings—released at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland—in collaboration with U.S. News & World Report and Y&R’s BAV Consulting. We also organized the Wharton Nation Brand Conference with Prof. Reibstein. Through this international conference, we brought diplomats, executives, and academics to Wharton to discuss how a nation’s image can affect its economic prosperity.

We have most recently been working with the Hon. Mark I. Bernstein (Ret.) help him to publish online in serial form his novel, The Trials of a Common Pleas Judge.

For more information, visit TNT Content & Design.


The guiding mission of Nation Brand is to illuminate the everyday interactions that shape how nations are perceived. The journal was inspired by Prof. Reibstein's philosophy that nations, like products, have images or brands. Although the web of influences that brand a nation is complex, in one sense it is simple: Nations are branded by people and through people. Please email ideas and submissions to Nation Brand is available through Amazon, Kindle, and iBooks.


From 2011 to 2014, Dr. Steen and I explored the manipulation of history by rewriting it. We proposed a new theory--a happy ending--to explain the mysteries surrounding Abraham Lincoln's assassination. Was John Wilkes Booth actually killed in his escape from Ford’s Theatre into Virginia? In this retelling, President Lincoln’s son Willie overcame typhoid fever and was spirited away from the White House, Booth was a spy loyal to the Union along with his co-conspirator Lewis Thornton Powell, and President Lincoln faked his assassination and lived in secret. Dr. Steen and I left clues throughout the Internet and social media about President Lincoln’s legacy.

Lie Counter Apple iPhone Tom Lincoln


Lie Counter was a free interactive art experience that Dr. Steen and I created in 2012 for Apple's iPhone®. Using Lie Counter helped users become more aware of the lies they told and the lies told to them by others. The app helped users count lies as they happened and record and graph the lies over time. To promote the app, I also shared noteworthy lies and lie-related material that I found on social media.App Store Badge

Orion Tom Lincoln 3D


In these exercises, Dr. Steen and I studied how red and cyan stereoptic filtering can be used to place two-dimensional objects in the foreground, midground, or background of a painting. Exercises in Three Dimensions was exhibited from July to November 2011 at Giant Steps Gallery in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood of Philadelphia. For the exhibit, we described each painting and explained how red and cyan 3D glasses work.

Work Play Rest Exhibit Tom Lincoln Serena Papillon


In this series, Dr. Steen and I examined the joy of living life intensely and in the present moment, as exemplified by our dog, Serena (1999-2014). Work, Play, Rest was exhibited in April 2011 by Studio Christensen.

Stephen Stone-Bush and Max Stevens, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia


Through our venture Rittenhouse Sounds, Dr. Steen and I collaborated with two Philadelphia music experts, Max Stevens and Stephen Stone-Bush, to compile the best songs by the best new artists of 2011.

Tom Lincoln, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, 3D